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LTO summons bus, modern jeep in road rage ramming

LTO summons bus, modern jeep in road rage ramming

July 23, 2024, 9:17 pm

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Tuesday summoned the owners of a passenger bus and a modern jeepney involved in a road rage ramming incident in España Boulevard, Manila. In two separate show cause orders issued by LTO-National Capital Region Director Roque Verzosa III dated… Read More

NBI solidifying evidence vs. 'deepfake' PBBM video creators

NBI solidifying evidence vs. 'deepfake' PBBM video creators

July 23, 2024, 8:54 pm

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is working to create an airtight case against those responsible for making and spreading the video first shared during a political gathering in Los Angeles, California, agency Director Jaime Santiago said Tuesday. Santiago they have dentified… Read More

DOH: Over 100 specialty centers built under Marcos admin

DOH: Over 100 specialty centers built under Marcos admin

July 23, 2024, 6:38 pm

MANILA – About 158 specialty centers have been established nationwide to ensure accessible and affordable healthcare services for all, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday. During the post State of the Nation Address (SONA) forum in Pasay City, DOH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa noted that… Read More

PNP: Recall of VP police escorts to augment security ops

PNP: Recall of VP police escorts to augment security ops

July 23, 2024, 6:33 pm

MANILA – The recall of police officers from protective security duties of various personalities, including some government officials, is meant to rationalize their deployment to security operations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday. PNP chief Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil made… Read More

Comelec, SolGen seek amendments to Omnibus Election Code

Comelec, SolGen seek amendments to Omnibus Election Code

July 23, 2024, 6:18 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Office of the Solicitor General (SolGen) stressed the need to amend the nearly four-decade-old Omnibus Election Code (OEC) to effectively punish various poll offenses. “The Comelec cannot define a crime if there is no law punishing it.… Read More

BOC collects P1.73-T in 2 years of Marcos admin

BOC collects P1.73-T in 2 years of Marcos admin

July 23, 2024, 6:14 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday reported that it has collected a total of PHP1.730 trillion in revenues during the first two years of the Marcos administration. In a statement, the BOC said this figure was collected from July 2022 to May 30 this year, translating to a 8.07… Read More

DA conducts study to verify status of Q fever in PH

DA conducts study to verify status of Q fever in PH

July 23, 2024, 5:46 pm

MANILA – Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. on Tuesday said they will conduct a study to verify if Q fever is endemic in the Philippines following the country’s first Q fever cases among imported goats from the United States last month. “Mukhang endemic na dito sa atin (It looks… Read More

DBM: New Gov’t Procurement Act is biggest anti-graft, corruption law

DBM: New Gov’t Procurement Act is biggest anti-graft, corruption law

July 23, 2024, 4:38 pm

MANILA – The newly-enacted government procurement law, which integrates technology and sustainable and modern techniques, is the “biggest anti-graft and corruption law in modern history,” Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said Tuesday. Speaking at the… Read More

Romualdez orders swift Congress action on total POGO ban

Romualdez orders swift Congress action on total POGO ban

July 23, 2024, 4:27 pm Updated on July 23, 2024, 6:04 pm

MANILA – Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Tuesday directed the House leadership and top Secretariat officials to come up with, and ensure the swift approval of a proposed measure that would give flesh to the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to impose a total ban on… Read More

DILG seeks support for quake vulnerability assessment tool in LGUs

DILG seeks support for quake vulnerability assessment tool in LGUs

July 23, 2024, 4:23 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday said it would tap other government agencies and stakeholders in crafting a tool to assess buildings' vulnerability to earthquakes that would be rolled out in local government units (LGUs). Speaking at the post-State… Read More

Barbers: POGO-linked politicians in disarray after PBBM’s ban order

Barbers: POGO-linked politicians in disarray after PBBM’s ban order

July 23, 2024, 3:54 pm

MANILA – Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s total ban on Philippine online gaming operators (POGOs) has effectively put in disarray all politicians who are banking on the online gaming firms’ financial support in the May… Read More

DA chief wants ASF resolved within the year

DA chief wants ASF resolved within the year

July 23, 2024, 3:45 pm

MANILA – Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. on Tuesday said he wants to end the problem of African swine fever (ASF) this year to help the hog industry recover. ”We are hopeful na ma-solve na unti-unti iyong issue sa ASF at hopefully by the end of the year, halos wala na ito (to… Read More

DSWD prepositions relief goods as ‘Carina’ intensifies ‘habagat’

DSWD prepositions relief goods as ‘Carina’ intensifies ‘habagat’

July 23, 2024, 3:24 pm Updated on July 23, 2024, 4:56 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Disaster Response Command Center (DRCC) on Tuesday declared a “red alert” status as the southwest monsoon or “habagat” enhanced by Typhoon Carina continues to drench large parts of Luzon and Visayas islands.… Read More

DA to put up permanent farmer coop-run Kadiwa sites nationwide

DA to put up permanent farmer coop-run Kadiwa sites nationwide

July 23, 2024, 3:18 pm

MANILA – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. on Tuesday bared plans to establish “permanent” and farmer cooperatives-run Kadiwa stores to further advance the administration’s food security and affordability targets. During the post-State of the Nation Address… Read More

AFP echoes Marcos: No yielding in resolve to protect WPS

AFP echoes Marcos: No yielding in resolve to protect WPS

July 23, 2024, 3:15 pm Updated on July 23, 2024, 4:54 pm

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has committed to rallying behind President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s tough stance on asserting Manila's rights over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) in his State of the Nation Address on Monday. "The AFP will continue to uphold our mission,… Read More

China should accept PBBM’s declaration on WPS – lawmaker

China should accept PBBM’s declaration on WPS – lawmaker

July 23, 2024, 2:46 pm Updated on July 23, 2024, 5:48 pm

MANILA – Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Tuesday said China should accept President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s declaration in his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) that the Philippines will neither yield nor waver in asserting its rights over the West Philippine… Read More

Gov’t work, classes in NCR suspended due to 'Carina', habagat

Gov’t work, classes in NCR suspended due to 'Carina', habagat

July 23, 2024, 2:24 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday afternoon suspended government work and classes at all levels in Metro Manila due to inclement weather brought by the southwest monsoon (habagat) and Typhoon Carina. Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, by the authority of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., signed… Read More

DBM: P42B allocated for irrigation in 2025 budget

DBM: P42B allocated for irrigation in 2025 budget

July 23, 2024, 2:21 pm

MANILA – The government has allocated PHP42 billion for 2025 to further strengthen the country’s irrigation systems, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Tuesday. Speaking at the post-State of the Nation Address discussions in Pasay City, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said… Read More

CSC solicits public feedback for 2024 gov't awards

CSC solicits public feedback for 2024 gov't awards

July 23, 2024, 2:18 pm

MANILA – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has unveiled the list of the 26 semi-finalists for the prestigious 2024 Search for Outstanding Government Workers and is inviting the public to participate in the evaluation process by providing feedback on the national nominees. “We invite you to… Read More

DOJ distributes survivorship benefits to deceased fiscals' kin

DOJ distributes survivorship benefits to deceased fiscals' kin

July 23, 2024, 1:55 pm

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday said the distribution of survivorship benefits to the first batch of families of deceased retired prosecutors under Republic Act (RA) No. 11643 has proceeded successfully. In a statement, the DOJ said around 25 qualified beneficiaries received… Read More